Esri - Good Benefits, company lacks leadership and direction | Glassdoor
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"Good Benefits, company lacks leadership and direction"

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Current Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
Current Employee - Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Esri full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits are phenomenal. Free medical, dental, vision for you and all dependents. PPO plan. Cafeteria is one of the best corporate cafeteria's I've seen. Corporate library is well stocked, campus is beautiful. Good if you need a paycheck with minimal effort and lots of free-time.

Cons

Corporate leadership is rapidly losing understanding of market changes and new technology challenges. Company paths with no risk and gets what they risked. Work force is not up to date with cutting edge technologies and gap is slowly growing. Workforce is not up to date with current technologies. Software development group in chaos - too few developers to meet customers changing needs. Ratio of women to men is high for a tech company, but ratio of women to men in management is nearly zero.

Advice to Management

None. They don't listen to outside advice.

Other Employee Reviews for Esri

  1. Helpful (12)

    "Stay as far away as you can"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Consultant in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Consultant in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Esri full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most people working here don't care, so if you have any motivation you can feel like you are getting things done. However, everything else about the company is so toxic that this benefit nets out to a zero or a negative.

    Cons

    Salary is well below industry and local area standards
    Raises are practically non-existent, and if you do get them they are often barely at the rate of inflation
    There is absolutely no path for advancement—you will rot in the job into which you were hired
    There is no employee development: yearly reviews and development plans are systematically ignored; training is practically non-existent, both internally and externally; there is practically no funding to participate in conferences or professional development events
    Management is both incompetent and abusive
    Campus atmosphere is stifling; it's a well-manicured cube-farm, but that doesn't make it any less of a cube-farm

    I could go on and on

    Advice to Management

    Jack please wake up and make your company better.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Where you can retire at if you can put up with the BS and last that long..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - GIS Product Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Esri full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, low pressure and opportunity to succeed for even most average workers. If slightly above average you can quickly become a rock star as long as you can put up with the oldies club (people who have been there forever) who have had little exposure to how things are done in larger companies.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of incompetency in management which offers a limited career path (due to oldies club) probably because they can't attract good workers due to remote location. Compensation also tends to be low. May be frustrating for folks used to defined structure, processes and well defined job descriptions with clear responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new, experienced people from large companies in senior executive positions and give them authority to make the drastic changes that are necessary to drag the company out of the complacency that seems to exist throughout.

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